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Schools work on bus route problems

It's so sad that many poor families looking for a better alternative for their children than Youngstown City Schools, which were recently classified as worse in the state and in academic emergency ( http://blog.hometeampower.com/2010/08... ), have to come across more hardships and difficulties from those in power just because they choose what they believe is best for their children. Children (and many parents for that matter) don't understand the "politics" involved, they just want to get to school on time. One of the students on the news was seen scratching his head and saying, "I would like the bus driver to come earlier", poor thing. They're showing an eagerness and willingness to learn only to be subject to this "tug-of-war" by the very people they depend on to make school and getting an education a smooth transition for them. Getting children late to school every day is a very bad reflection on the system, and a very bad lesson for them in punctuality.

September 7, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. suggest removal

Schools try to fix busing problems

It's so sad that many poor families looking for a better alternative for their children than Youngstown City Schools have to come across more hardships and difficulties from those in power just because they choose what they believe is best for their children. Children (and many parents for that matter) don't understand the "politics" involved, they just want to get to school on time. One of the students on the news was seen scratching his head and saying, "I would like the bus driver to come earlier", poor thing. They're showing an eagerness and willingness to learn only to be subject to this "tug-of-war" by the very people they depend on to make school and getting an education a smooth transition for them. Getting children late to school every day is a very bad reflection on the system, and a very bad lesson for them in "punctuality".

September 7, 2011 at 11:54 a.m. suggest removal

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Hathorn ‘pulls plug’ on two principals

Education_Voter,

Please stop. You're making yourself look dumb. Get yourself a copy of the Youngstown City School District request for transportation application and try really hard to read it, or have your superintendent read it for you. It says exactly what I wrote. Besides, Stambaugh is within the Youngstown City school district, duh! Children are school bused to Stambaugh from all over Youngstown. We had no problem for 5 years since Stambaugh first opened until now. Our children were picked up, transported to the school, and were always on time. Apparently, this new superintendent, Connie Hathorn, screwed everything all up. Why try to fix something that isn't broken? And another thing, the neighborhood around Stambaugh is not like you described. It's mainly residential with a ball park/field next to it where children play sports. Stambaugh has not only accelerated in academic growth, but it has exceeded, and that's why it's catching so much flak. Let's see what happens this year in YCS, if it anything like in this video from last year then, "this is going to be an interesting year at Youngstown City Schools". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDqzHN...

September 5, 2011 at 1:08 a.m. suggest removal

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Hathorn ‘pulls plug’ on two principals

Education_Voter,

I thank God that we have a choice other than YCS, which were labeled recently as worse in the state and in academic emergency. However, they are making "improvements" like installing METAL DETECTORS! Perhaps you don't care about sending your children to schools like that, but we do. We CHOSE to send our children to Stambaugh Charter Academy, which is in YOUNGSTOWN by the way. It's a better school, in my opinion, than most of the city's public schools that our children attended before. Also, STATE LAW requires public schools to provide transportation to community/charter, non-public, and parochial schools as long as it is requested by the parents. Transportation must be provided according to the same guidelines as those established for residents attending public schools in the district, which is where the problem is. Our children are not receiving "the same guidelines as those established for residents attending public schools." So we do have a right to stand up and challenge those who are trying to hinder our children's progress by not providing what the law requires. All that "taxpayer" talk is hogwash and you know it. Where do you think the money came from for those METAL DETECTORS for YCS? If NHA is providing a better school, better place for learning, steady and consistent academic growth, then my tax dollars are being well spent. Furthermore, our only and major concern is for our children, their safety, and what's best for them, not who's pockets our tax dollars are lining.

September 4, 2011 at 12:39 a.m. suggest removal

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Hathorn ‘pulls plug’ on two principals

Since we're on the Connie subject, he says that he'll pay parents to transport their own children. The stipend is a measly $189.28 for THE YEAR, payable at the END of the year. With gas prices the way they are good luck making it to school and back with that. Here's the story... http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/loca...

September 2, 2011 at 7:44 a.m. suggest removal

YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS Hathorn ‘pulls plug’ on two principals

My child goes to Stambaugh Charter Academy in Youngstown. He has been arriving every day late to school, 30 - 45 minutes late, and getting home at 5:45 to 6:00 PM because of the changes and rerouting of the school buses. Hathorn says, that he's going to "take care of HIS children first", and that "parents can either wait until the bus arrives, or find other means of getting their kids to school". Also, the children are being picked-up in front of an abandoned building, a dangerous place. Children don't understand these things, they just want to be treated fairly and get to school on time. Hathorn is doing one thing, but apparently leaving other things undone.

September 1, 2011 at 1:51 p.m. suggest removal

Restructured Youngstown schools open with a ‘few glitches’

A few glitches? For 5 years my son was always on time and is now arriving at 10 AM when school starts at 9:15, and coming home at 6 PM when he used to arrive at 4:30, because they changed buses, routes, drivers, and pick up locations. Now he has to walk a 3½ block distance and wait in front of an abandoned garage building, where addicts go in to shoot up and smoke crack. I hope they straighten this up soon, because it's completely ridiculous.

August 31, 2011 at 12:34 a.m. suggest removal

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